If you are shy or self-conscious about your accent, email offers the perfect communication method. But there are a few mistakes that quickly reveal whether you’re a non-native English speaker.
These are not the same mistakes native English speakers make. Even a native English speaker with limited education knows these rules intuitively. In other words, these mistakes just sound wrong.
Look out for these errors while proofreading your next email.
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Star students demonstrate excellent reading comprehension skills. Guess what? Star job applicants do, too.
You don’t have to be born with great reading comprehension skills. It’s something you can pick up and practice, and there are specific strategies for developing this skill. Here are 3 reading comprehension strategies that you can apply to your job hunt.
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We’ve all been there—at least anyone who has attempted to master a new language has. You are in a conversation with some English-speaking friends or co-workers, and you have this brilliant, well-articulated idea to express. The problem is the idea lives only in your mind…and in in your native language. You attempt to articulate it, but your verbal translation just doesn’t do your original thought justice.
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You’ve likely heard the term “Business English” several times, and each time you’ve probably wondered, “What makes Business English so different from general, “regular” English?”
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Chatting with a native English speaker is the best way to practice the language. But what if you don’t have a conversation partner? Should you just throw in the towel? Absolutely not.
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If you love idioms, you’ll get a kick out of phrasal verbs.
An idiom has a meaning you can’t figure out from the individual words. Knowing the words “hot” and “potato” won’t help you understand the idiom “hot potato” if you’ve never heard of it before.
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There’s an assumption that the biggest challenge with hiring a non-native English speaker is communication. Managers fear misunderstandings and missed cultural cues that could lead to tension with other employees.
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Life is about priorities. It doesn’t matter how busy your day is. You still manage to brush your teeth, go to work, and eat something. You may not spend a full three minutes brushing your teeth. You may not have the best work week or eat the healthiest meals, but you make sure to squeeze in those three things.
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If you recently moved and you’re feeling lonely, it’s not just you. While the international life can be glamorous, lack of familiarity with social norms makes it difficult to find friends. Throw in a busy work schedule, and it can feel like you’ll spend the next year eating dinner alone.
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You are educated, experienced, and motivated, but English is not your first language and you work in an anglophone environment. Your writing and reading skills are great, but when it comes time to publicly speak English you instantly freeze up. How can you reduce this English-speaking anxiety and participate in meetings with ease? Continue reading “How to Express Yourself Confidently in Meetings When English is Not Your First Language”